I discuss what happened on the blog in 2017 and what I'm aiming for in the future. Read more (8 min, 2100 words)
The truth often lies somewhere between two opposing views. But even among people whose opinions are moderate and balanced, it matters a great deal which of the two sides come first and which is simply a moderation of the other. Read more (15 min, 3800 words)
In response to an article by Kevin Simler I complain about how often people mistake "selfishness" in an evolutionary sense for selfishness in the normal sense. Read more (12 min, 2900 words).
I spent a week without a smartphone, prompting nostalgia about how things used to be done in the past and thoughts about smartphone addiction and what it does to our relationship with reality. Read more (12 min, 2900 words)
What sort of people would be considered weird if nerdiness was the norm? Read more (14 min, 3400 words)
I try to interpret a Google translation of someone quoting me in Tamil. Deep insights result. Read more (4 min, 1100 words)
An article I received from the future, making a passionate argument about gene editing and inequality. Read more (5 min, 1200 words)